BMW Championship: What to know for 2nd round of FedEx Cup Playoffs

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After an exciting roller-coaster playoff between Sepp Straka and Will Zalatoris on Sunday at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, the TOUR will head to Delaware for the next round of the playoffs.

Following Sunday's final round in Memphis, the top 70 on the FedEx Cup Eligibility standings qualified for the BMW Championship. This week, those players will be competing for 2,000 FedEx Cup points, a share of the $15-million purse, and a spot in the TOUR finale at East Lake.

Both this week's BMW Championship and the following week's TOUR Championship are no-cut events.

When: Aug. 18-21
Where: Wilmington, Delaware

How to watch

DATE TIME (ET) CHANNEL
Thursday 3-7 p.m. Golf Channel
Friday 3-7 p.m. Golf Channel 
Saturday 12-3 p.m. Golf Channel
3-6 p.m. NBC
Sunday 12-2 p.m. Golf Channel
2-6 p.m. NBC

Last year's result

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Patrick Cantlay defeated Bryson DeChambeau in an exciting playoff that saw six extra holes. Cantlay drained a 21-foot putt to force the playoff with DeChambeau before making a birdie on the sixth playoff hole to take the title. Cantlay also won the TOUR Championship the following week.

Sungjae Im finished four shots back in third at 23-under, Rory McIlroy was five behind at 22-under, while Erik van Rooyen rounded out the top five at 21-under.

Recent winners

2021: Patrick Cantlay (-27) in a playoff over Bryson DeChambeau
2020: Jon Rahm (-4) in a playoff over Dustin Johnson
2019: Justin Thomas (-25) over Patrick Cantlay
2018: Keegan Bradley (-20) in a playoff over Justin Rose
2017: Marc Leishman (-23) over Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose
2016: Dustin Johnson (-23) over Paul Casey
2015: Jason Day (-22) over Daniel Berger
2014: Billy Horschel (-14) over Bubba Watson
2013: Zach Johnson (-16) over Nick Watney

The field

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Although the top 70 of the FedEx Cup Eligibility standings - introduced last month as a separate list to the official rankings - qualified for this event, No. 3 Cameron Smith and No. 56 Tommy Fleetwood aren't in the field. Players don't get replaced during the playoffs, so the group is down to 68.

Will Zalatoris will enter the tournament ranked No. 1 on the eligibility standings - which don't include suspended LIV Golf players - after his win Sunday. Behind him in the rankings is Scottie Scheffler. On the other end is Wyndham Clark, whose top-30 finish Sunday moved the 28-year-old into the final qualifying spot.

Featured/marquee groups (all times ET)

Group: Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay
Thursday - 11:25 a.m.
Friday - 2:30 p.m.

Group: Sam Burns, Tony Finau
Thursday - 11:40 a.m.
Friday - 2:40 p.m.

Group: Justin Thomas, Sungjae Im
Thursday - 11:50 a.m.
Friday - 2:50 p.m.

Group: Rory McIlroy, Sepp Straka
Thursday - 2:30 p.m.
Friday - 11:25 a.m.

Group: Will Zalatoris, Scottie Scheffler
Thursday - 2:40 p.m.
Friday - 11:40 a.m.

Group: Matt Fitzpatrick, Cameron Young
Thursday - 2:50 p.m.
Friday - 11:50 p.m.

The course

The South Course at Wilmington Country Club will be played as a 7,534-yard par-71 course. It was originally established in 1901 in a different area. The current course was designed in 1959 by Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Andrew Green worked on the course last year after a tornado hit it in August 2020.

Betting corner

Rory McIlroy +1000
Jon Rahm +1200
Justin Thomas +1400
Patrick Cantlay +1400
Scottie Scheffler +1400
Will Zalatoris +1400
Matt Fitzpatrick +1600
Tony Finau +1800
Xander Schauffele +2000
Collin Morikawa +2200
Cameron Young +2500
Sam Burns +2500
Sungjae Im +2800
Viktor Hovland +2800
Joaquin Niemann +3500
Joohyung Kim +3500
Jordan Spieth +3500

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